These are the cards I made for my February card group meeting yesterday, all with a tree theme and there was lots of sponging! It was so nice to get together again, we had to cancel the January meeting so we hadn't seen each other for a while.
The first card uses the reflection technique. The reflection of the trees was made by stamping them on a piece of acetate, flipping it over, placing it beneath the stamped trees and rolling a brayer over the acetate firmly. We made masks for the moons by punching 1 1/4" circles and applying 2 way glue and allowing that to dry so the glue becomes repositionable. After the sponging was finished, we peeled off the masks.
I also offered the choice of a card using the same stamp and colours but without the reflection technique.
The third card uses the Emboss Resist technique. The tree was stamped in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with clear powder. Then inks were sponged on and the image was buffed with a piece of kitchen towel. Lots of die cutting and punching of circles on this card!
The last card was a nice easy punched circles card using the SU! Trendy Trees set. The ladies got some practice using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig on this one!
Supplies for cards 1 & 2:
Stamps: SU! Lovely As A Tree, Ovals All & Trendy Trees sets
CS: SU! Whisper White, Not Quite Navy & Always Artichoke, acetate
Ink: SU! Bashful Blue, Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy, Mellow Moss & Always Artichoke, Black StazOn
Tools: SU! Plain & scalloped oval punches, sponges
Supplies for card 3:
Stamps: Penny Black Splendor (tree) SU! Best Yet set
CS: SU! Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron & Ruby Red
Patterned paper: SU! Sweet Always Designer Series Paper pack
Ink: SU! So Saffron & Chocolate Chip, VersaMark
Tools: Circle Nestabilities dies, SU! Scalloped Circle punch, assorted circle punches, sponges
Embellishments & accessories: Clear embossing powder
Supplies for card 4:
Stamps: SU! Trendy Trees & Best Yet sets
CS: Anita's cream card blank, SU! Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie & Chocolate Chip
Patterned paper: SU! Ski Slope Designer Series Paper pack
Ink: SU! Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie & Ruby Red
Tools: 1 1/4" & 1 1/2" circle punches
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon